Alyson Walker Lotman: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Alyson Walker Lotman

Associate
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1177

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Experience & Credentials
 

Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1177
Fax: 215 689 4961
http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/alysonbwalker.html
 
University Bucknell University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
 
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007 Editor in Chief, Villanova Environmental Law Journal
 
Admitted2007, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
 
Biography

Alyson Walker Lotman practices in the area of litigation. She is a 2007 cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where she was editor in chief for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, and a magna cum laude graduate of Bucknell University.

Representative Matters

· Representing Paraguayan client in seeking return of child to home country pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

· Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a defendant where plaintiff claimed asbestos attributable to the client caused a decedent's mesothelioma and subsequent death. Plaintiff's claims included an attempt to pierce the corporate veil to hold the client liable for its wholly owned subsidiary.

· Drafted motions and provided other trial support for trial team that obtained a defense verdict for a major automotive manufacturer following a five-and-a-half week trial involving a peritoneal mesothelioma claim brought by a 44-year-old gentleman. The matter involved a unique claim for design defect of company's braking system.

· Obtained on behalf of a motor vehicle company, in a significant asbestos-related appeal before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a reversal of an order granting a mistrial and a reinstatement of a defense verdict from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

· Obtained decision from Pennsylvania Supreme Court that the "each and every breath" theory of causation lacks general acceptance under Frye in Betz v. Pneumo Abex.

· Serve as MDL counsel for major automobile manufacturer in MDL-875 In re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation.

Experience

· Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2007-present

· Publications

Selected Publications

· Co-author, "FACT Act Promises Transparency in Bankruptcy Trust Claims and Payments for Asbestos Exposure," Duane Morris Alert, November 18, 2013

· Co-author, "'Every Breath' Theory: On Its Last Breaths? Duane Morris Alert, January 22, 2013

· Co-author, "Third Circuit Ruling Affords Defendants Protection from Amended Complaints After Statute of Limitations Runs Out," Duane Morris Alert, September 10, 2012

· Co-author, "Two-disease Rule No More: Pennsylvania Allows Multiple Malignancy Claims," Duane Morris Alert, February 24, 2012

· Co-author, "Top 10 Tips for Defending Mass Torts in New Jersey," New Jersey Lawyer, August 2011

· Co-author, "Preemption of State Court Motor Vehicle Products Liability Claims After Williamson: Is Preemption Over?" CorporateLiveWire, August 2, 2011

· Co-author, "New Pennsylvania Law Limits Joint and Several Liability," Duane Morris Alert, June 29, 2011

· Co-author, "Top 10 Tips for Defending Mass Torts in New Jersey," LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy, June 2011

· "A Field of Failed Dreams: Problems Passing Effective Ecoterrorism Legislation," Comment published in Villanova Environmental Law Journal, Volume 18, Issue 1

 
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Office Information

Alyson Walker Lotman

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396




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